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Repubblica di Liguria
Republic of Liguria
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Subdivision of: Italy
Cities:  
 Capital: Genova
 Largest: Genova
 Other: La Spezia
Savona
Sanremo
Languages:  
 Official: Italian
Ligurian
 Others: Piedmontese
Occitan
Genoese
President: Acchille Arroni
Area: 6,903 sq. km
Population: 3,500,000 inhabitants (2005)
Established: 1933, incorporated into Italy

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Administration

Government

The head of state is a President elected for 10-year terms by and from amongst the members of the 48 noble families. Parliamentary democracy. Prime Minister is elected by the Parliament every 5 years. Parliament is composed of two chambers: the Senate and the House of the People. The current president is Acchille Arroni, elected November 10, 2003. The current prime minister is Marida Bolognesi of the Democratic Left, elected June 6, 2003.

Administrative Divisions

Liguria is divided into 48 districts, each with one of the 48 surnames of the Ligurian nobility. The Ligurian nobility only gives their surname to an area, they do not represent or rule it. It should be noted that the capital of Liguria is technically Genova, but since Genova has been a Metropolitan Duchy since the federation, the government is run from La Spezia.


Geography

Borders

Liguria is bordered by:
North: Ceva, Piedmont
West: France
South: Tyrrhenian Sea
East: Parma, Tuscany

Economy

Liguria's main industries are steel, shipbuilding, and international shipping. The coastal regions have much tourism as well, and some there are plastics and perfume manufacturing factories around La Spezia.


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